If you’re using the Skype Voice over IP (VoIP) service but you’re looking for an experience more similar to using a regular telephone, you may be interested in new offerings from
IPEVO. The company has announced that its line of USB devices are now compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 or later.
IPEVO’s offerings include the FREE.1 USB phone, a $29.99 plug-in handset with a slim, compact design, the $44.99 FREE.2 USB; which adds a backlit LCD display so you can view Skype caller ID and contact lists, and built-in recording capabilities; and the $79.99 TRIO, a three-in-one device that acts as a personal speakerphone, group conference phone or handset.
IPEVO also offers other devices, such as the Xing USB conference phone and the SOLO, which operates without a computer.